DHCP Configuration for Campus Fabric
In a Campus fabric network, DHCP server is deployed as a shared service located in a network that is different from the fabric endpoints. Every fabric edge is configured as a DHCP Relay agent to relay the DHCP traffic between fabric endpoints and DHCP server. DHCP server is located in the non-EID space in the enterprise fabric network and the fabric edge node uses the fabric border as Proxy Tunnel Router (PxTR) to communicate with the DHCP server.
DHCP solution deployment in Campus Fabric is based on Fabric Anycast Gateway model where the Gateway IP for the clients is an anycast Switched Virtual Interface (SVI) IP address configured on all the fabric edge nodes. DHCP is implemented in layer 3 overlay with anycast address support and network address transparency.